"It shall not reach you": Talisman or Vocation? Reading Psalm 91 in Time of War

Frederick J. Gaiser

Article Type: Texts in Context

Publication Date: 4/1/2005

Issue: American Empire (Vol. 25, No 2, Spring, 2005)

God's protection as announced in Psalm 91 might be misunderstood as a magical shield, keeping me from all harm, or it might be received as a gift that enables me to give myself in service of the neighbor.

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